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Feb 21, 2018

Willy Vlautin is the guest. His new novel Don't Skip Out On Me is available now from Harper Perennial. It is the official February pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.

This is Willy's second appearance on the program. He was the guest in Episode 258, on March 9, 2014.

In today's monologue, I talk about the conversations I have on this show and read some listener mail.

Benjamin Spencer
almost six years ago

This was my first episode. Loved it. As luck might have it, I was at the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, California, many years ago. My father arranged a meeting with the curator. During the visit, he showed me the very manuscript that fell behind the bureau, which Steinbeck believed lost and subsequently rewrote verbatim, minus a dozen or so words that he changed in the second draft. As a young writer, it left an impression. Cheers!